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Recommendations from the Bangladeshi Urdu-speaking community to amend the draft Citizenship Bill

Council of Minorities,

In February 2016, the Cabinet of the Government of Bangladesh reportedly approved the Citizenship Bill 2016 (the “Bill”), in order to “enact provisions on Bangladesh Citizenship and Relevant Matters”. Apparently, no public consultations regarding the content of the law were organized by the government prior to its being placed before the Cabinet. The purpose of…

Citizenship Training Icebreaker – Namati Paralegal Materials

Namati, Council of Minorities,

At a refresher training, get paralegals to start sharing their community and case experience by using this icebreaker. The objective is for the paralegals to ask their colleagues questions to find out who matches the criteria listed in the boxes… and each person can only sign a maximum of two boxes on each sheet! Whoever gets…

Citizenship Rights of Urdu-speaking Bangladeshis

Namati, Council of Minorities,

The Milestone Judgements of the Bangladeshi High Court The two cases included in this volume are landmark cases, confirming Urdu-speaking community members as citizens of Bangladesh, the only country most have ever known and the country they call home. It includes Bangla translations of both court judgments (the court issued them in English) as well…

Human Rights Awareness and Practice: A Study on Barguna Sadar Upazilla

Nagorik Odhikar,

Nagorik Odhikar works with the people of Barguna, Bangladesh. Most of the people of this district are fishermen and farmers. Nagorik Odhikar did a survey to find the knowledge, awareness and practice of constitutional rights and universal declaration of human rights amongst the people of Barguna Sadar Upazilla. This survey is conducted by expert researchers…

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